A Mason’s Greeting

To all who hope for life beyond this living,

To all who reverence one holy Name—

Whose liberal hand will not be stayed from giving,

Who count all human fellowship the same;

Whose lives ascend in wisdom, strength, and beauty,

Stone upon stone, square-hewn and founded well,

Who love the light—who tread the path of duty:

Greet you well, brethren! Brethren, greet you well!

John Edmund Barss, 1916